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United States..............................4-6
World.............................................. 6-7
Asian America................................8
Latin America........................... 8-10
Europe......................................... 10-11
Stanford Studies
in Jewish History
and Culture................................12-13
Middle East..............................14-20
Asia............................................. 21-23
Cultural and
Intellectual.............................. 23-25
Legal History................................ 25
Stanford Briefs............................26
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Woodrow Wilson and Before Trans The Hijacked War
the Reimagining of Three Gender Stories from The Story of Chinese POWs in
Eastern Europe Nineteenth-Century France the Korean War
Larry Wolff Rachel Mesch David Cheng Chang
At the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, In Before Trans, Rachel Mesch The Korean War lasted for three
where the victorious Allied powers recovers a more complex history of years, one month, and two
met to redraw the map of Europe gender identity by examining the days—but armistice talks occupied
in the aftermath of World War lives of three French writers who more than two of those years, as
One, President Woodrow Wilson expressed their gender in ways that 14,000 Chinese prisoners of war
played an important role in the did not conform to nineteenth- refused to return to Communist
political restructuring of Eastern century notions of femininity. Jane China, effectively hijacking the
Europe. In this book, Larry Wolff Dieulafoy, Rachilde, and Marc de negotiations of world leaders at
explores how Wilson’s principles Montifaud were each involved in a a pivotal moment in Cold War
of politics and international rela- lifelong effort to articulate a sense history. Drawing on newly declassi-
tions intersected with his “mental of selfhood that did not precisely fied archival materials from China,
mapping” of Eastern Europe, align with the conventional gender Taiwan, and the United States and
how his ideas about the Ottoman roles of their day. Their intricate, interviews with surviving Chinese
and Habsburg empires evolved, personal stories provide vital and North Korean prisoners of war,
how his personal friendships and historical context for our own Chang depicts the struggle over
connections shaped his view of efforts to understand the nature prisoner repatriation that dominated
Eastern Europe, and how the idea of gender identity and the ways in the second half of the Korean
of “minority rights” developed in which it might be expressed. War—and changed the course of
relation to the principle of national the Cold War in East Asia—in the
“Before Trans is an exceedingly
self-determination. prisoners’ own words.
well-written, layered, and compel-
“In this penetrating study Larry ling account of three overlapping “The research on the Chinese prisoners
Wolff shows for the first time, with gender-variant biographies. Rachel is extraordinary, the stories of indi-
clarity and subtlety, how Wilson’s Mesch’s beautiful braiding of their viduals compelling, and the analysis
‘mental map’ of Eastern Europe took of the context in which they made
lives and loves, their desires and choices balanced and persuasive.”
shape and what a difference it made disappointments, offers a fresh and
to the region’s fate.” —William Stueck,
original take on trans history.” author of The Korean War:
—Erez Manela, An International History
author of The Wilsonian Moment —Jack Halberstam,
author of The Queer Art of Failure
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Skimmed Crisis! Housing the City by the Bay
Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice When Political Parties Lose Tenant Activism, Civil Rights, and
Andrea Freeman the Consent to Rule Class Politics in San Francisco
Born into a tenant farming family Cedric de Leon John Baranski
in North Carolina in 1946, Mary Cedric de Leon analyzes two San Francisco has always had an
Louise, Mary Ann, Mary Alice, pivotal crises in the American affordable housing problem. Starting
and Mary Catherine were medical two-party system: the demise of in the aftermath of the 1906 earth-
miracles. Annie Mae Fultz, a Black- the Whig party and secession of quake and ending with the dot-com
Cherokee woman, became the eleven southern states in 1861, boom, Housing the City by the Bay
mother of America’s first surviving and the present crisis splintering considers the history of one proposed
set of identical quadruplets. Their the Democratic and Republican answer to the city’s ongoing housing
White doctor sold the rights to use parties and leading to the election crisis: public housing. John Baranski
the sisters for marketing purposes of Donald Trump. Crisis! takes us follows the ebbs and flows of San
to the highest-bidding formula beyond the common explanations Francisco’s public housing program:
company. The girls lived in poverty, of social determinants to illuminate the Progressive Era and New Deal
while Pet Milk’s profits from a how political parties actively shape reforms that led to the creation of
previously untapped market of national stability and breakdown. the San Francisco Housing Author-
Black families skyrocketed. Just as the Civil War meant the ity in 1938, conflicts over urban
difference between the survival of a renewal and desegregation, and the
Today, baby formula is a seventy-
slaveholding republic and the birth federal and local efforts to privatize
billion-dollar industry and Black
of liberal democracy, what political government housing at the turn of
mothers have the lowest breastfeed-
elites and civil society organizations the twenty-first century. Baranski
ing rates in the country. Skimmed
do today can mean the difference advances the idea that public housing
tells the riveting story of the Fultz
between fascism and democracy. remains a vital part of the social and
quadruplets while uncovering how
political landscape, intimately con-
feeding America’s youngest citizens “A bold and convincing argument
about the sources of political crises nected to the struggle for economic
is awash in social, legal, and cultural
and popular disaffection: it is the rights in urban America.
inequalities. Freeman highlights
the making of a modern public dynamics of the parties themselves, “A monumental contribution to the
rather than voters’ economic self- national discussion around housing
health crisis, the four extraordinary interest or cultural goals, that create
girls whose stories encapsulate a and neighborhoods.”
moments of political breakdown.”
nationwide injustice, and how we —James Tracy,
—Ann Shola Orloff, co-founder of the San Francisco
can fight for a healthier future. Northwestern University Community Land Trust
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4 UNITED STATES
Arab Routes South Central Is Home Black Power and Palestine
Pathways to Syrian California Race and the Power of Community Transnational Countries of Color
Sarah M. A. Gualtieri Investment in Los Angeles Michael R. Fischbach
Los Angeles is home to the largest Abigail Rosas The 1967 Arab–Israeli War rocketed
population of people of Middle South Central Los Angeles is often the question of Israel and Palestine
Eastern descent in the United States. characterized as an African American onto the front pages of American
Since the late nineteenth century, community beset by poverty and newspapers. Black Power activists
Syrian and Lebanese migration economic neglect—a depiction that saw Palestinians as a kindred
to Southern California has been obscures the significant Latina/o people of color, waging the same
intimately connected to and through population that has called South struggle for freedom and justice as
Latin America. Arab Routes uncovers Central home since the 1970s. It also themselves. Soon concerns over the
the stories of this Syrian American conceals the efforts African American Arab–Israeli conflict spread across
community to reveal important and Latina/o residents have made mainstream black politics and into
cross-border and multiethnic together in shaping their community. the heart of the civil rights move-
solidarities in Syrian California. This book investigates how communi- ment itself. Black Power and Palestine
Gualtieri reinscribes Syrians into ties of color like South Central experi- uncovers why so many African
Southern California history through ence racism and discrimination—and Americans—notably Martin Luther
her examination of images and texts, how in the best of situations, they are King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Muham-
augmented with interviews with energized to improve their conditions mad Ali, among others—came to
descendants of immigrants. Telling together. Abigail Rosas illuminates support the Palestinians or felt the
the story of how Syrians helped forge the promise of community building, need to respond to those who did.
a global Los Angeles, Arab Routes offering findings indispensable to our The book reveals how American
counters a long-held stereotype of understandings of race, community, peoples of color create political
Arabs as outsiders and underscores and place in U.S. society. strategies, a sense of self, and a place
their longstanding place in
“An illuminating history of one of within U.S. and global communities.
American culture and in interethnic America’s most iconic communities
coalitions, past and present. in transition. In prose as vivid as her “Original and timely, Black Power
subjects, Abigail Rosas beautifully and Palestine offers fascinating in-
“Sarah Gualtieri complicates and sight into a vital issue in the
revises our understanding of Arab captures the struggles, tensions, and
aspirations of people typically por- self-definition of the African
immigration to the Americas. An American community.”
expansive, cutting-edge, and much- trayed as perpetrators or victims of
needed book.” unremitting violence.” —Rashid Khalidi,
—Carol W.N. Fadda, Columbia University
—Robin D.G. Kelley,
Syracuse University University of California, Los Angeles Stanford Studies in Comparative
Stanford Studies in Comparative Race and Ethnicity
Stanford Studies in Comparative
Race and Ethnicity Race and Ethnicity 296 pages, 2018
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UNITED STATES 5
The Movement and Common Phantoms Between Containment
the Middle East An American History of and Rollback
How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Psychic Science The United States and the
Divided the American Left Alicia Puglionesi Cold War in Germany
Michael R. Fischbach Séances, clairvoyance, and Christian F. Ostermann
The Arab-Israeli conflict constituted telepathy captivated the U.S. public In the aftermath of World War II,
a serious problem for the American imagination from the 1850s well American diplomats and policymakers
Left in the 1960s. The Movement into the twentieth century. Though turned to the task of rebuilding Europe
and the Middle East offers the first dismissed by skeptics, a new kind while keeping Communism at bay.
assessment of the controversial and of investigator sought the science Based on recently declassified docu-
ultimately debilitating role of the behind such phenomena. Common ments, this book tells the story of U.S.
conflict among activists. Fischbach Phantoms brings these experiments policy toward East Germany from 1945
draws on a deep well of original back to life while modeling a new to 1953. As the American approach
sources to present a story of the left- approach to the history of psychol- shifted between the policy of "contain-
wing responses to the question of ogy and the mind sciences. Drawing ment" and more active "rollback" of
Palestine and Israel. He shows how, on previously untapped archives of Communist power, the Truman and
as the 1970s wore on, the cleavages participant-reported data, Puglio- Eisenhower administrations worked to
emerging within the American Left nesi describes a vast though flawed undermine Soviet-backed Communist
widened, weakening the Movement experiment in democratic science, rule without compromising economic
and leaving a lasting impact that in which psychical research gave and nation-building interests in West
still affects progressive American participants tools to study their own Germany. There was a darker side to
politics today. experiences. Academic psychology American policy in East Germany:
would ultimately disown this effort, covert operations, propaganda, and
“Fischbach boldly takes us into psychological warfare. This interna-
the vexed heart of debates on the but its challenge to the limits of
science, the mind, and the soul still tional history tracks relations between
American Left over the Palestinian East German and Soviet Commu-
struggle against the state of Israel. reverberates today.
His bracing message is of the perils of nists, providing new perspectives
“A fresh perspective on the goals and on U.S. foreign policy as Cold War
intransigence and the enduring abil- failures, friendships and rivalries,
ity of the Israel-Palestine debate to tensions coalesced.
methods and dreams of those who in-
further divide an already weakened vestigated the interconnected powers “A model of outstanding historical
American Left.” of the human mind.” research and argumentation.”
—Jeremy Varon, —Pamela Klassen, —Thomas Schwartz,
The New School University of Toronto Vanderbilt University
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Cold War International
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6 UNITED STATES World


The Whole World The Deepest Border Political Fallout
Was Watching The Strait of Gibraltar and the Nuclear Weapons Testing and
Sport in the Cold War Making of the Modern Hispano- the Making of a Global
African Borderland Environmental Crisis
Edited by Robert Edelman and
Christopher Young Sasha D. Pack Toshihiro Higuchi
In the Cold War era, the confronta- The Deepest Border tells the story of Political Fallout is the story of one of
tion between capitalism and how a borderland society formed the first human-driven, truly global
communism played out not only in around the Strait of Gibraltar, bring- environmental crises—radioactive
military, diplomatic, and political ing historical perspective to one of the fallout from nuclear weapons testing
contexts, but also in the realm of contemporary world’s critical border during the Cold War—and the inter-
culture—and perhaps nowhere more zones. In conceptualizing the Strait national response. Beginning in 1945,
so than the cultural phenomenon of of Gibraltar region as a borderland, the United States, Britain, and the
sports, where the symbolic capital of Sasha D. Pack reconsiders the region’s Soviet Union detonated hundreds of
athletic endeavor held up a mirror to major tensions and conflicts, includ- nuclear weapons in the atmosphere,
the global contest for the sympathies ing the Rif Rebellion, the Spanish Civil scattering a massive amount of ra-
of citizens worldwide. The Whole War, the European phase of World dioactivity across the globe. The scale
World Was Watching examines Cold War II, the colonization and decolo- of contamination was so vast that its
War rivalries through the lens of nization of Morocco, and the ongoing cumulative effect on humans and the
sporting activities and competitions controversies over the exclaves of environment is still difficult to fully
across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin Gibraltar, Ceuta, and Melilla. Integrat- comprehend. The international debate
America, and the U.S. The analysis ing these threads into a long history over nuclear fallout turned global
of sport provides a valuable lens for of the region, The Deepest Border radioactive contamination into an
understanding both how individuals speaks to broad questions about how environmental issue, eventually lead-
experienced the Cold War in their sovereignty operates on the “periph- ing the nuclear superpowers to sign
daily lives, and how sports culture ery,” the maintenance and construc- the landmark Partial Test Ban Treaty
in turn influenced politics and tion of borders, and the enduring (PTBT) in 1963. Bringing together
diplomatic relations. legacies of imperialism environmental history and Cold War
and colonialism. history, Toshihiro Higuchi argues that
“A fantastic contribution to both the the PTBT, originally proposed as an
history of sport and the history of “Sasha D. Pack’s highly original study
arms control measure, transformed
the Cold War.” of this critical Mediterranean choke-
point represents a masterpiece in the into a dual-purpose initiative to check
—Sergey Radchenko, the nuclear arms race and radioactive
Cardiff University field of border studies.”
—Julia Clancy-Smith,
pollution simultaneously.
Cold War International
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World 7
The Chinese and the Iron Road The Peculiar Afterlife A Miscarriage of Justice
Building the Transcontinental of Slavery Women’s Reproductive Lives
Railroad The Chinese Worker and and the Law in Early Twentieth-
Edited by Gordon H. Chang the Minstrel Form Century Brazil
and Shelley Fisher Fishkin Caroline H. Yang Cassia Roth
The completion of the transcon- The Peculiar Afterlife of Slavery A Miscarriage of Justice examines
tinental railroad in May 1869 is explores how antiblack racism women’s reproductive health in
usually told as a story of national lived on through the figure of the relation to legal and medical policy
triumph and a key moment for Chinese worker in US literature in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After the
American Manifest Destiny. But after emancipation. Drawing out the abolition of slavery in 1888 and
while the transcontinental has often connections between this liminal the onset of republicanism in 1889,
been celebrated in national memory, figure and the formal aesthetics of women’s reproductive capabilities—
the Chinese workers who made up blackface minstrelsy in literature their ability to conceive and raise
90 percent of the workforce on the of the Reconstruction and post- future citizens and laborers—became
Western portion of the line have Reconstruction eras, Caroline H. critical to the expansion of the new
remained largely invisible and little Yang reveals the ways antiblackness Brazilian state. Analyzing court cases,
understood. This landmark volume structured US cultural produc- law, medical writings, and health data,
shines new light on these workers tion during a crucial moment of Cassia Roth argues that the increas-
and their enduring importance, reconstructing and re-narrating ingly interventionist state fostered
illuminating more fully than ever US empire after the Civil War. a culture of condemnation around
before how immigration across the Examining texts by major American poor women’s reproductive practices.
Pacific changed both China and the writers in the late nineteenth and This book provides a new way of
US, the dynamics of the racism the early twentieth centuries—Harriet interpreting the intertwined histories
workers encountered, the conditions Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte, Mark of gender, race, reproduction, and the
under which they labored, and their Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Sui Sin state—and shows how these questions
role in shaping the history of the Far, and Charles Chesnutt—Yang continue to reverberate in debates
railroad and the development of the traces the intertwined histories of over reproductive justice and women’s
American West. blackface minstrelsy and Chinese health in Brazil today.
“Destined to become the go-to resource labor. Her bold re-reading of these “A deeply researched, sophisticated,
about Chinese railroad workers in the authors’ contradictory positions on and insightful study with significant
American West.” race and labor sees the figure of the implications for understanding
Chinese worker as both hiding and reproductive justice issues even in
—Madeline Hsu,
University of Texas at Austin making visible the legacy of slavery contemporary politics.”
and antiblackness. —Okezi Otovo,
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8 ASIAN AMERICA LATIN AMERICA


A series edited by GORDON H. CHANG
From the Grounds Up The Sacred Cause Argentina in the Global
Building an Export Economy The Abolitionist Movement, Middle East
in Southern Mexico Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and
Lily Pearl Balloffet
Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro
Casey Marina Lurtz During the global migration booms
Jeffrey D. Needell of the mid-nineteenth to early
In the late nineteenth century, Latin
American exports boomed. From For centuries, slaveholding was twentieth centuries, hundreds of
Chihuahua to Patagonia, producers common in Brazil among both thousands of Ottoman Syrians
sent industrial fibers, tropical fruits, whites and people of color. Abolition migrated to Argentina, and in the
and staple goods across oceans to was only achieved in 1888, in an decades following World War One,
satisfy the ever-increasing demand unprecedented, turbulent political Middle Eastern communities, insti-
from foreign markets. In southern process, bringing an end to a form of tutions, and businesses dotted the
Mexico’s Soconusco district, the cof- labor that was traditionally perceived landscape of Argentina from bustling
fee trade would transform rural life. as both indispensable and entirely Buenos Aires to its most remote
Alongside plantation owners and legitimate. The Sacred Cause analyzes frontiers. By following the mobile
foreign investors, a dense but little- the relations between the Abolitionist lives of individuals with roots in the
explored web of small-time produc- movement, its Afro-Brazilian fol- Levantine Middle East, Lily Balloffet
ers, shopowners, and laborers played lowing, and the evolving response sheds light on the intersections of
key roles in the rapid expansion of the parliamentary regime in Rio ethnicity, migrant-homeland ties,
of export production. A regional de Janeiro. Jeffrey Needell highlights and international relations. Ranging
history of the Soconusco as well as the significance of racial identity and from the nineteenth-century boom
a study in commodity capitalism, solidarity to the Abolitionist move- in transoceanic migration to twenty-
From the Grounds Up places indig- ment, showing how Afro-Brazilian first century dynamics of large-scale
enous and mestizo villagers, migrant leadership, organization, and popular migration and displacement in the
workers, and local politicians at the mobilization were critical to the move- Arabic-speaking Eastern Mediter-
center of our understanding of the ment’s identity, nature, and impact. ranean, Balloffet considers key
development of Latin America’s “Based on an impressive array of ar- themes such as cultural production,
export-driven economy during the chival sources and new information, philanthropy, anti-imperial activism,
first era of globalization. Needell’s book explains in detail why and financial networks over the
Brazil was the last country to abolish course of several generations of this
“A remarkable contribution to our un-
slavery in the Americas and how, un- diasporic community. This study
derstanding of capitalist development
like in the U.S., emancipation did not situates this transregional history
in Mexico through the last 150 years.”
provoke a Civil War.” of Argentina and the Middle East
—John Womack, Jr.,
Harvard University —Ana Lucia Araujo, within a larger story of South-South
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LATIN AMERICA 9
Goodbye, My Havana NEW IN PAPERBACK NEW IN PAPERBACK

The Life and Times of a Gringa The Woman Who Turned Into Empire of Guns
in Revolutionary Cuba a Jaguar, and Other Narratives The Violent Making of the
of Native Women in Archives Industrial Revolution
Anna Veltfort
Set against a backdrop of world- of Colonial Mexico Priya Satia
changing events during the headiest Lisa Sousa Between the seventeenth and
years of the Cuban Revolution, nineteenth centuries, Britain tran-
This book provides an ambitious
Goodbye, My Havana follows young sitioned from an agricultural and
and wide-ranging social and cultural
Connie Veltfort as her once relatively artisanal economy to one dominated
history of gender relations among
privileged life among a community of by industry, ushering in unprec-
indigenous peoples of New Spain,
anti-imperialist expatriates turns to edented growth in technology and
from the Spanish conquest through
progressive disillusionment and heart- trade and putting the country at the
the first half of the eighteenth century.
break. The consolidation of Castro’s center of the global economy. But
Lisa Sousa intricately renders the full
position brings violence, cruelty, and the commonly accepted story of the
complexity of women’s life experiences
betrayal to Connie’s doorstep. And industrial revolution overlooks the
in the household and community,
the crackdown that ultimately forces true root of Britain’s economic and
from the significance of their names,
her family and others to flee for their industrial expansion: the lucrative
ages, and social standing, to their
lives includes homosexuals among its military contracting that enabled the
identities, ethnicities, family, dress,
targets—Connie’s coming-of-age story country’s near-constant state of war.
work, roles, sexuality, acts of resis-
is one also about the dangers of com- By focusing on the life of prominent
tance, and relationships with men and
ing out. Looking back with a mixture British gun-maker Samuel Galton
other women. Though catastrophic
of hardheaded clarity and tenderness Jr., this book traces the social
depopulation, economic pressures,
at her alter ego and a forgotten era, and material life of British guns,
and the imposition of Christianity
with this gripping graphic memoir illuminating Britain’s emergence as
slowly eroded indigenous women’s
Anna Veltfort takes leave of the past a global superpower and the origins
status, gender relations nevertheless
even as she brings neglected moments of our own era’s debates over gun
remained more complementary than
of the Cold War into the present. control and military contracting.
patriarchal, with women maintaining
“Anna Veltfort’s graphic novel is a unique position across the first two “An important revisionist account of
both historically important and centuries of colonial rule. the industrial revolution, reminding
utterly engaging.” us that the making of the modern
“An exciting feat of scholarship, state and the making of modern
—Justin Hall, brought to life by voices and perspec- capitalism were tightly intertwined.”
editor of No Straight Lines:
Four Decades of Queer Comics tives excavated from myriad sources.”
—Sven Beckert,
—Stephanie Wood, author of Empire of Cotton
University of Oregon
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10 LATIN AMERICA EUROPE


Vichy France and the Jews The Everyday Nationalism New in Paperback

Second Edition of Workers Genocide in the Carpathians


Michael R. Marrus and A Social History of War, Social Breakdown, and Mass
Modern Belgium Violence, 1914–1945
Robert O. Paxton
Maarten Van Ginderachter Raz Segal
Before the appearance of this
groundbreaking book, first In this book, Maarten Van Genocide in the Carpathians presents
published in France in 1981, Ginderachter upends assumptions the history of Subcarpathian Rus’,
the extent of the Vichy regime’s about how European nationalism is a multiethnic and multi-religious
cooperation with the Third Reich lived and experienced by ordinary borderland in the heart of Europe.
had been largely suppressed—but people—and the bottom-up impact This society of Carpatho-Ruthenians,
today, Vichy’s complicity in the these "everyday" expressions of Jews, Magyars, and Roma disinte-
Nazi effort to eliminate the Jews nationalism exert on institutional- grated under pressure, first from
is openly acknowledged. This new ized nationalism writ large. Drawing interwar Czechoslovakia, and, during
edition of Vichy France and the on sources from the major urban World War II, from the onslaught of
Jews integrates over thirty years and working-class centers of the Hungarian occupation. Charges
of subsequent scholarship, and Belgium, Van Ginderachter uncovers of “foreignness” and disloyalty to the
incorporates research on French the everyday nationalism of the Hungarian state linked antisemitism
public opinion and the responses rank-and-file of the socialist to xenophobia and anxieties about
by civilians to the campaign of Belgian Workers Party between national security. Genocide unfolded
persecution they witnessed around 1880 and World War I, a period as a Hungarian policy, and Hungar-
them. In its revised edition, this clas- in which Europe experienced the ian authorities committed state-
sic account is more important than concurrent rise of nationalism and sponsored robbery, deportations, and
ever for understanding the Vichy socialism as mass movements. By mass killings against all non-Magyar
government’s role in the darkest analyzing sources from—not just groups. This book reorients our
atrocity of the twentieth century. about—ordinary workers, Van view of the Holocaust not simply as
Ginderachter reveals the limits of a German drive for continent-wide
“Vichy France and the Jews, which nation-building from above and
radically changed the perspective genocide, but as a truly international
the potential of agency from below. campaign of mass murder.
on an overlooked topic, remains
four decades later the best and most “This superb book both illuminates “A novel interpretation of the source
complete analysis of Vichy’s antise- the Belgian case and provides a material that aspires to go beyond sim-
mitic policy.” model for future research.” ply filling a hole in the historiography.”
—Renée Poznanski, —John Breuilly,
London School of Economics —Holly Case,
Ben Gurion University of the Negev Cornell University
280 pages, 2019
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EUROPE 11
The Jews of Ottoman Izmir Desert in the Promised Land Stepchildren of the Shtetl
A Modern History Yael Zerubavel The Destitute, Disabled, and
Dina Danon Mad of Jewish Eastern Europe,
At once an ecological phenomenon 1800–1939
Across Europe, Jews had been and a cultural construction, the
confronted with the notion that desert has varied associations within Natan M. Meir
their religious and cultural distinc- Zionist and Israeli culture. Yael Memoirs of Jewish life in the east
tiveness was somehow incompat- Zerubavel tells the story of the desert European shtetl often recall the
ible with the modern age. Yet the from the early twentieth century hekdesh (town poorhouse) and its
view from Ottoman Izmir invites a to the present, shedding light on residents: beggars, madmen and
different approach. Danon argues romantic-mythical associations, madwomen, disabled people, and
that while Jewish religious and settlement and security concerns, poor orphans. Stepchildren of the
cultural distinctiveness remained environmental sympathies, and the Shtetl tells the story of these mar-
unquestioned in this late Ottoman commodifying tourist gaze. Drawing ginalized figures from the dawn
port city, other elements of identity on literary narratives, educational of modernity to the eve of the
emerged as sites of tension, most texts, newspaper articles, tourist Holocaust, and shows how Jewish
notably poverty and social class. materials, films, popular songs, society’s most disenfranchised were
Through the voices of beggars and posters, photographs, and cartoons, often made to bear the burden of
mercantile elites, shoe-shiners Zerubavel reveals the complexities the nation as a whole. Combining
and newspaper editors, rabbis and and contradictions that mark Israeli archival research with analysis
housewives, this book argues that society’s semiotics of space in relation of literary, cultural, and religious
it was new attitudes to poverty and to the Middle East, and the central texts, Natan M. Meir recovers the
class that most significantly framed role of the “besieged island” trope in lived experience of Jewish society’s
the Jewish encounter with the Israeli culture and politics. outcasts and reveals the central role
modern age. “Written with passion, innovation, that they came to play in the drama
“Dina Danon opens new windows and clarity, Desert in the Promised of modernization. From the often
onto the changing socioeconomic Land makes an original and signifi- squalid poorhouse of the shtetl to
realities and values of Jews in a cant contribution” the slums and insane asylums of
major port city of the late Ottoman —Tom Segev, Warsaw and Odessa, Stepchildren
Empire. Those interested in modern author of 1949: The First Israelis of the Shtetl reconsiders the place
Jewish and Ottoman history alike of the lowliest members of an
have much to learn from this fasci- 368 pages, 2018
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12 STANFORD STUDIES IN JEWISH HISTORY AND CULTURE


A series edited by DAVID BIALE AND SARA ABREVAYA STEIN
Forging Ties, Forging German as a Jewish Problem Another Modernity
Passports The Language Politics of Jewish Elia Benamozegh’s Jewish
Migration and the Modern Nationalism Universalism
Sephardi Diaspora Marc Volovici Clémence Boulouque
Devi Mays The German language has held an Another Modernity is a rich study
Forging Ties, Forging Passports ambivalent and controversial place of the life and thought of Elia
explores the history of Ottoman in the modern history of European Benamozegh, a nineteenth-century
Sephardic Jews who emigrated to Jews, representing different—often rabbi and philosopher whose work
the Americas—and especially, to conflicting—historical currents. profoundly influenced Christian-
Mexico—in the late nineteenth The crucial role of German in the Jewish dialogue in twentieth-century
and early twentieth centuries, and formation of Jewish national culture Europe. Benamozegh, a Livornese
the complex relationships they and politics in the late nineteenth rabbi of Moroccan descent, was a
maintained to legal documentation century has been largely overshad- prolific writer and transnational
as they settled into new homes. Devi owed by the catastrophic events thinker who corresponded widely
Mays considers the shifting notions that befell Jews under Nazi rule. with religious and intellectual figures
of belonging, nationality, and German as a Jewish Problem tells in France, the Maghreb, and the
citizenship through the stories of the Jewish history of the German Middle East. What he proposed
individual women, men, and fami- language, focusing on Jewish was unprecedented: that the Jewish
lies who navigated these transitions national movements in Central and tradition presented a solution to
in their everyday lives, as well as Eastern Europe and Palestine/Israel. the religious crisis of modernity. In
through the paperwork they carried. Marc Volovici considers key writers this book, Clémence Boulouque
In the aftermath of World War I and and activists whose work reflected presents a wide-ranging and nuanced
the Mexican Revolution, migrants the multilingual nature of the Jewish investigation of Benamozegh’s views
navigated new layers of bureaucracy national sphere and the centrality of on Jewish universalism, Kabbalah,
and authority amidst changing the German language within it. This and his commitment to interreligious
political regimes. By making use of book offers a new understanding of engagement, considering his work’s
commercial and familial networks the language problem in modern impact on Christian-Jewish dialogue
between formerly Ottoman lands, Jewish history, turning to German as well as on evangelical Christians
France, the United States, Cuba, and to illuminate the questions and and right-wing religious Zionists.
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A series edited by DAVID BIALE AND SARA ABREVAYA STEIN
Spiritual Subjects City of Black Gold Globalizing Morocco
Central Asian Pilgrims and Oil, Ethnicity, and the Making Transnational Activism and
the Ottoman Hajj at the of Modern Kirkuk the Postcolonial State
End of Empire Arbella Bet-Shlimon David Stenner
Lâle Can This book tells a story of oil, urban- This book tells the story of the
Spiritual Subjects examines the ization, and colonialism in Kirkuk— Moroccan activists who swayed
paradoxes of nationality reform and how these factors shaped world opinion against the French
and pan-Islamic politics in late the identities of Kirkuk’s citizens, and Spanish colonial authorities
Ottoman history. Can unravels how forming the foundation of an ethnic to gain independence, and in so
imperial belonging was wrapped up conflict. In the early 1920s, when the doing, contributed to the formation
in deeply symbolic instantiations Iraqi state was formed under British of international relations during
of religion, as well as prosaic acts administration, group identities the early Cold War. The Moroccan
that paved the way to integration in Kirkuk were fluid. But as the oil nationalist movement developed
into Ottoman communities. A industry fostered colonial power and social networks that spanned three
complex system of belonging Baghdad’s influence over Kirkuk, continents and engaged supporters
emerged—one where it was possible intercommunal violence and compet- from CIA agents, British journalists,
for a Muslim to be both, by law, a ing claims to the city’s history took and Asian diplomats to a Coca-Cola
foreigner and a subject of the Otto- hold. Bet-Shlimon reconstructs the manager and a former First Lady.
man sultan-caliph. This panoramic twentieth-century history of Kirkuk Globalizing Morocco traces how these
story informs broader transregional to question the assumptions about networks helped the nationalists
developments, with important the past underpinning today’s ethnic achieve independence, and illumi-
implications for how we make sense divisions. She shows how contentious nates the fissures in the global order
of subjecthood in the last Muslim politics in disputed areas are not that allowed the peoples of Africa
empire and the legacy of religion in primordial traits of those regions, but and Asia to influence a hierarchical
the Turkish Republic. are a modern phenomenon tightly system whose main purpose had
bound to the society and economics been to keep them at the bottom.
“A beautifully and imaginatively
crafted history of the hajj as a social, of urban life.
“David Stenner’s sophisticated study
cultural, political, and spiritual “A masterful account of Kirkuk. innovates the conversation on modern
phenomenon. Lâle Can humanizes Blending smooth storytelling and Middle Eastern and decolonization
the Central Asian pilgrims, telling sharp analysis, Arbella Bet-Shlimon
their stories with the same grace and history. A great, well-argued read.”
challenges readers to rethink much of
veneration that they showed in the what passes as conventional wisdom —Cyrus Schayegh,
course of their spiritual journey.” about Iraq.” The Graduate Institute, Geneva

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For God or Empire The Lived Nile Egypt’s Occupation
Sayyid Fadl and the Indian Environment, Disease, and Colonial Economism and the
Ocean World Material Colonial Economy Crises of Capitalism
Wilson Chacko Jacob in Egypt Aaron G. Jakes
Sayyid Fadl led a unique life—one Jennifer L. Derr The history of capitalism in Egypt
that spanned much of the nineteenth This book follows the engineers, has long been synonymous with
century and connected India, Arabia, capitalists, political authorities, cotton cultivation and dependent
and the Ottoman Empire. For God or and laborers who built a new Nile development. Obscured in such
Empire tells his story, part biography River through the nineteenth and accounts, however, is Egypt’s emer-
and part global history, as his life early twentieth centuries. The gence as a colonial laboratory for
and legacy afford a singular view on river helped to shape the future financial investment and experimen-
historical shifts of power, religion, of technocratic knowledge, and tation. Egypt’s Occupation tells for the
and politics. Through Fadl’s life, at transformed the bodies of those first time the story of that financial
least two forms of sovereignty—God who inhabited rural communi- expansion and the devastating crises
and empire—become apparent ties. As Derr argues, the Nile is that followed. Jakes offers a sweeping
in intersecting global contexts of not a singular entity, but a set of reinterpretation of both the historical
religion and modern state forma- temporally, spatially, and materially geography of capitalism in Egypt
tion. Examination of his life and specific relations that structured and the role of political-economic
afterlives—which take us from experiences of colonial economy. thought in the struggles that raged
nineteenth-century Indian Ocean From the microscopic to the over the occupation. Even as British
worlds to twenty-first century cy- regional, the local to the imperial, officials claimed that “economic
berspace—offer a more open-ended The Lived Nile recounts the history development” would be crucial
global history of sovereignty and a and centrality of the environment to the political legitimacy of the
more capacious conception of life. to questions of politics, knowledge, occupation, Egypt’s early nationalists
“Wilson Chacko Jacob joins the and the lived experience of the elaborated their own critical accounts
Mediterranean and Indian Ocean human body itself. of boom and bust. As Jakes shows,
worlds within a hitherto hidden these Egyptian thinkers offered a set
“A brilliant book,The Lived Nile
global history to explore the making captures the complexities and un- of sophisticated and troubling medi-
and movement of ideas. A forceful intended consequences of experts tations on the deeper contradictions
intellectual intervention in the way intervening in a river’s flow—and the of capitalism and the very meaning
we understand sovereignty.” displaced and diseased bodies that of freedom in a capitalist world.
—Faisal Devji, result—in a most compelling story.
University of Oxford This is history at its best.” 344 pages, June 2020
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The Graduate Center, CUNY
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MIDDLE EAST 15
Partitions A City in Fragments Imperial Bodies
A Transnational History Urban Text in Modern Jerusalem Empire and Death in
of Twentieth-Century Yair Wallach Alexandria, Egypt
Territorial Separatism Shana Minkin
A City in Fragments tells the
Edited by Arie M. Dubnov story of a city overwhelmed by its At the turn of the twentieth century,
and Laura Robson religious and symbolic significance. Alexandria was a transimperial
Partition—the physical division of Wallach walked the streets of port city, under nominal Ottoman
territory along ethno-religious lines Jerusalem to consider the graffiti, and unofficial British imperial rule.
into separate nation-states—is often inscriptions, signs, and ephemera Thousands of European subjects
presented as a political “solution” to that transformed the city over the lived, worked, and died there. When
ethnic conflict. In the twentieth cen- late nineteenth and early twentieth they died, the machinery of empire
tury, new nation-states—the Irish Free centuries. As these texts became negotiated for space, resources, and
State, the Dominions (later Republics) a tool in the service of capitalism, control with the nascent national
of India and Pakistan, and the State of nationalism, and colonialism, the state. Imperial Bodies shows how
Israel—emerged as the result of parti- affinities of Arabic and Hebrew the mechanisms of death became
tion, all in contexts of extreme violence. were forgotten. Looking at the a tool for exerting governance.
This volume offers the first collective writing of—and literally on— Minkin investigates how French
history of the concept of partition, Jerusalem, Wallach offers a creative and British power asserted itself
tracing its emergence in the aftermath and expansive history of the city, a through local consular claims
of the First World War and locating its fresh take on modern urban texts, within the mundane caring for dead
genealogy in the politics of twentieth- and a new reading of the Israel/ bodies, and reveals how European
century empire and decolonization. Palestine conflict through its imperial powers did not so much
material culture. claim Alexandria as their own, as
“Tracing the movement of partition
theories and practices across multiple “Our understanding of the city’s they maneuvered, manipulated, and
colonial spaces, this volume resists both history will forever be changed by cajoled their empires into Egypt.
functional explanations and the balance- this sensitive and lyrical description “Shana Minkin offers the reader no
sheet approach in favor of a deeply of the city—sacred and profane, less than an entirely new reading of
historicized account of partition’s spiritual and material, Arab and the history of colonial Alexandria
multiple lives and afterlives across Jewish—and the fragmentary voices under British rule, and the reactions
the twentieth century and beyond.” and lives of those who built it.” of its imperial subjects. Imperial
—Antoinette Burton, —Michelle Campos, Bodies is an outstanding accomplish-
University of Illinois University of Florida ment, innovative and insightful.”
400 pages, 2019 312 pages, May 2020 —Israel Gershoni,
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16 MIDDLE EAST
The Missing Pages Humanism in Ruins Banking on the State
The Modern Life of a Medieval Entangled Legacies of the Greek- The Financial Foundations
Manuscript, from Genocide Turkish Population Exchange of Lebanon
to Justice Aslı Iğsız Hicham Safieddine
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh The 1923 Greek-Turkish population Banking on the State reveals how the
The Missing Pages is the biography exchange forcibly relocated one financial foundations of Lebanon
of a manuscript, the Zeytun and a half million people: Muslims were shaped by the standardization
Gospels, that is at once art, sacred in Greece were resettled in Turkey, of economic practices and financial
object, and cultural heritage. Its tale and Greek Orthodox Christians regimes within the decolonizing
mirrors the story of its scattered in Turkey were moved to Greece. world. The system of central banking
community as Armenians have Strikingly, the exchange was that emerged was the product of
struggled to redefine themselves purportedly enacted as a means to a complex interaction of war, eco-
after genocide. Watenpaugh follows achieve peace. Humanism in Ruins nomic policies, international financial
the manuscript through seven maps the links between liberal regimes, post-colonial state-building,
centuries, from medieval Armenia discourses on peace and the lega- global currents of technocratic
to the killing fields of 1915 Anatolia, cies of this forced migration. Iğsız knowledge, and private business
the refugee camps of Aleppo, weaves together past and present, interests. It served rather than chal-
Ellis Island, and Soviet Armenia, making visible the effects of the lenged the interests of an oligarchy
and ultimately to a Los Angeles 1923 exchange across the ensuing of local bankers. As Safieddine
courtroom. Reconstructing a story century. Liberal humanism has shows, the set of arrangements that
of unimaginable loss and resilience, responded to segregative policies governed the central bank thus was
Watenpaugh uncovers the rich by calling for coexistence and the dictated by dynamics of political
tapestry of an extraordinary art- acceptance of cultural diversity. power and financial profit more than
work and the people touched by it. Yet, as Iğsız makes clear, liberal market forces, national interest, or
humanism itself, with its ahistorical economic sovereignty.
“Heghnar Watenpaugh captures the
everlasting violence of genocide as emphasis on a shared humanity, “A brilliant exploration of finance and
it shears and slices into human lives fails to confront an underlying banking. Hicham Safieddine rewrites
across time and place. Written with racialized logic. the history of a misunderstood place.
both erudition and passion, The He challenges us to rethink sectarian-
“A superb genealogy of cultural ism, exceptionalism, and civil strife.”
Missing Pages is a labor of love and
policy and the politics of culture
a must-read for anyone concerned —Sherene Seikaly,
in Turkey.”
with the human right to art.” University of California,
—Yael Navaro, Santa Barbara
—Fatma Müge Göçek, University of Cambridge
University of Michigan Stanford Studies in Middle
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MIDDLE EAST 17
Familiar Futures The Optimist Archive Wars
Time, Selfhood, and A Social Biography of The Politics of History
Sovereignty in Iraq Tawfiq Zayyad in Saudi Arabia
Sara Pursley Tamir Sorek Rosie Bsheer
Iraq was an early laboratory of Tawfiq Zayyad (1929–1994) was a The production of history is
development projects designed by renowned Palestinian poet and a premised on the selective erasure
Iraqi intellectuals, British colonial committed communist activist. For of certain pasts and the artifacts
officials, American modernization four decades, he was a dominant that stand witness to them. From
theorists, and postwar international figure in political life in Israel, as the elision of archival documents
agencies. Familiar Futures considers a local council member, mayor to the demolition of sacred and
how such projects reshaped Iraqi of Nazareth, and member of the secular spaces, each act of destruc-
everyday habits, desires, and familial Israeli parliament. With this book, tion is also an act of state building.
relations in the name of a developed Sorek offers the first biography of Following the 1991 Gulf War,
future. Pursley investigates how this charismatic figure. Zayyad’s life political elites in Saudi Arabia
Western and Iraqi policymakers was one of balance and contradic- pursued these dual projects of
promoted changes in schooling, land tion—between his revolutionary historical commemoration and
ownership, and family law to better writings as Palestinian patriotic state formation with greater fervor
differentiate Iraq’s citizens by class, poet and his pragmatic political to enforce their postwar vision
sex, and age. Ultimately, the book work in the Israeli public sphere. for state, nation, and economy.
shows how certain goods—most He was uncompromising in his Seeing Islamist movements as the
obviously, democratic ideals—were protest of injustices against the leading threat to state power, they
repeatedly sacrificed in the name of Palestinian people, but always sought to de-center religion from
the nation’s economic development committed to a universalist vision educational, cultural, and spatial
in an ever-receding future. of Arab-Jewish brotherhood. It was policies. With this book, Bsheer
“In this brilliant work of imaginative this combination of traits that made explores the increasing seculariza-
scholarship and interdisciplinary Zayyad an exceptional leader—and tion of the postwar Saudi state and
theorization, Sara Pursley pushes us makes his biography larger than the how it manifested in assembling
to rethink the history of the modern man himself to offer a compelling a national archive and reordering
Middle East and the postcolonial story about Palestinians and the urban space in Riyadh and Mecca.
predicament more broadly.” state of Israel. Stanford Studies in Middle
—Omnia El Shakry, Eastern and Islamic Societies
Stanford Studies in Middle
University of California, Davis and Cultures
Eastern and Islamic Societies
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Persianate Selves A Vision of Yemen The Holocaust and
Memories of Place and Origin The Travels of a European North Africa
Before Nationalism Orientalist and His Native Guide
Edited by Aomar Boum and
Mana Kia A Translation of Hayyim
Sarah Abrevaya Stein
Habshush’s Travelogue
For centuries, Persian was the The Holocaust and North Africa
language of power and learning across Alan Verskin
offers the first English-language
Central Asia. This book sketches the In 1869, Hayyim Habshush, a study of events in North Africa,
contours of this larger Persianate Yemeni Jew, accompanied the pushing at the boundaries of Ho-
world, historicizing place, origin, European orientalist Joseph Halévy locaust Studies and North African
and selfhood through its tradition on his archaeological tour of Ye- Studies, and suggesting, powerfully,
of proper form—adab. In a shared men. Twenty years later, Habshush that neither is complete without
culture, proximities and similarities wrote A Vision of Yemen, a vivid the other. The essays in this volume
constituted a logic that distinguished account of daily life, religion, and reconstruct the implementation of
between people while simultaneously politics. More than a simple travel- race laws and forced labor across
accommodating plurality. Adab was ogue, it is a work of trickster-tales, the Maghreb during World War
the basis of cohesion for self and com- thick anthropological descriptions, II and explore how the Holocaust
munity over the turbulent eighteenth and reflections on Jewish-Muslim ruptured Muslim-Jewish relations,
century, as populations dispersed and relations. This edition is the first setting the stage for an entirely new
centers of power shifted, disrupting English translation and includes post-war reality. Commentaries
the circulations that interlinked a historical introduction to the by leading scholars of Holocaust
Persianate regions. Challenging the work. The translation maintains history reflect on why the history of
bases of protonationalist community, Habshush’s gripping style and rich the Holocaust and North Africa has
Persianate Selves seeks to make sense portrayal of the diverse communi- been so widely ignored—and what
of an earlier transregional Persianate ties and cultures of Yemen, offering we have to gain by understanding it
culture outside the anachronistic a potent mixture of artful storytell- in all its nuances.
shadow of nationalisms. ing and cultural criticism, suffused
“This fascinating and original vol-
“Few questions are more vexed in with humor and empathy. ume profoundly challenges inherited
the study of early modern Asia, with “A masterful translation of Hayyim understandings of the Holocaust as
evidence more evanescent, than how Habshush’s gripping account of his a purely European phenomenon.”
people identified before nationalism. travels and a rare and intimate —Joshua Schreier,
Persianate Selves is an invaluable glimpse into Jewish and Muslim life Vassar College
vade mecum for navigating the in the Arabian hinterlands.”
transregional Persianate past.” 360 pages, 2018
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MIDDLE EAST 19
Brokers of Faith, Brokers Street Sounds New in Paperback

of Empire Listening to Everyday Life in Between Iran and Zion


Armenians and the Politics of Modern Egypt Jewish Histories of Twentieth-
Reform in the Ottoman Empire Ziad Fahmy Century Iran
Richard E. Antaramian As the twentieth century roared on,
Lior B. Sternfeld
The Ottoman Empire enforced impe- transformative technologies—from Drawing on interviews, news-
rial rule through its management of trains, trams, and automobiles to papers, family stories, autobiog-
diversity. For centuries, non-Muslim radios and loudspeakers—funda- raphies, and archives, Sternfeld
religious institutions, such as the mentally changed the sounds of the analyzes how Iranian Jews contrib-
Armenian Church, were charged with Egyptian streets. This book offers uted to Iranian nation-building
guaranteeing their flocks’ loyalty to the the first historical examination of projects. He considers the shifting
sultan. In so doing, Armenian elites the changing soundscapes of urban reactions to Zionism over time,
became powerful brokers between Egypt, highlighting the mundane in particular to religious Zionism
factions in Ottoman politics—until the sounds of street-life, while “listen- in the early 1900s and political
politics of nineteenth-century reform ing” to the voices of ordinary Zionism after the creation of the
changed these relationships. In Brokers people as they struggle with state state of Israel. And he investigates
of Faith, Brokers of Empire, Antaram- authorities for ownership of the the various groups that constituted
ian presents a revisionist account of streets. Interweaving infrastruc- the Iranian Jewish community,
Ottoman reform, connecting internal tural, cultural, and social history, notably the Jewish communists
contention within the Armenian Fahmy analyzes the sounds of who became prominent activists
community to broader imperial modernity, using sounded sources in the left-wing circles in the 1950s
politics. Reform afforded Armenians as an analytical tool for examining and the revolutionary Jewish
the opportunity to recast themselves the past. Street Sounds also ad- organization that participated in
as partners of the state, rather than dresses the sensory class-politics the 1979 Revolution. The result is a
brokers among factions. And in the of noise by demonstrating how the rich account of the vital role of Jews
course of pursuing such programs, growing middle classes sensorially in the social and political fabric of
they transformed the community’s role distinguished themselves from the twentieth-century Iran.
in imperial society. As the Ottoman Egyptian masses. This book contex- “Lior Sternfeld unearths mesmer-
reform program changed how religious tualizes sound and layers historical izing and previously untold stories
difference could be employed in a analysis with a sensory dimension, to ask important questions about
Muslim empire, Armenian clergymen bringing us closer to the Egyptian Jewish identities and offer hope for
found themselves enmeshed in high- streets as lived and embodied by a better future to the peoples of the
stakes political and social contests that everyday people. region, Jews and Muslims alike.”
would have deadly consequences. —Orit Bashkin,
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Land Wars Faithful Fighters In the Name of the Nation
The Story of China’s Identity and Power in the India and Its Northeast
Agrarian Revolution British Indian Army Sanjib Baruah
Brian DeMare Kate Imy In India, the eight states that border
Mao Zedong’s land reform cam- During the first four decades of the Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan and
paigns comprise a critical moment twentieth century, the British Indian the Tibetan areas of China are often
in modern Chinese history, and Army recruited diverse soldiers, referred to as just “the Northeast.”
were crucial to the rise of the CCP. known as the "Martial Races," includ- Its modern history is shaped by
In Land Wars, Brian DeMare draws ing British Christians, Hindustani the dynamics of a “frontier” in its
on new archival research to offer an Muslims, Punjabi Sikhs, Hindu multiple references: migration and
updated and comprehensive his- Rajputs, Pathans from northwestern settlement, resource extraction,
tory of this attempt to fundamen- India, and "Gurkhas" from Nepal. and regional geopolitics. Partly as a
tally transform the countryside. As anti-colonial activism intensified, result of this, the political trajectory
To achieve socialist utopia, loyal military officials incorporated some of the region has been different
Maoists imposed and performed a soldiers' religious traditions into the from the rest of the country. In this
harsh script of peasant liberation army to keep them disciplined and book, Sanjib Baruah offers a critical
through fierce class struggle. While loyal. In Faithful Fighters, Kate Imy and historical account of the coun-
many accounts of the campaigns explores how military culture cre- try’s troubled relations with this
give false credence to this nar- ated unintended dialogues between borderland region, and asks how
rative, DeMare argues that the soldiers and civilians, including democracy can be sustained, and
reality was much more complex Hindu nationalists, Sikh revivalists, deepened, in these conditions.
and pan-Islamic activists. Imy argues
and brutal than is commonly “A must-read for anyone wishing to
that the army militarized racial and
understood. Uniquely weaving understand how issues of citizenship,
religious difference, creating lasting
narrative and historical accounts, identity, and nation-making play
legacies for the violent partition
DeMare powerfully highlights the out in the region today.”
and independence of India, and the
often devastating role of fiction in —Urvashi Butalia,
endemic warfare and violence of the
determining history. author of The Other Side of Silence:
post-colonial world. Voices from the Partition of India
“A welcome addition to the litera- “An important addition to the grow-
ture, [this book] offers a counter ing body of work on the project of
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Into the Field Corporate Conquests Partisan Aesthetics
Human Scientists of Business, the State, and the Modern Art and India’s
Transwar Japan Origins of Ethnic Inequality in Long Decolonization
Miriam Kingsberg Kadia Southwest China Sanjukta Sunderason
In the 1930s, a cohort of profes-
C. Patterson Giersch Partisan Aesthetics explores art’s
sional human scientists known Tenacious patterns of ethnic and entanglements with histories of war,
as the “men of one age” coalesced economic inequality persist in the famine, mass politics and displace-
around a common and particular rural, largely minority regions of ments that marked late colonial
understanding of fieldwork as the China’s north- and southwest. Such and postcolonial India. Sanjukta
pathway to objectivity. This book inequality is commonly attributed Sunderason identifies ways in which
considers the legacy of the men of to geography, access to resources, art became political through interac-
one age and their lasting impact on and recent political developments, tions with left-wing activism during
the disciplines they developed. At but in Corporate Conquests, C. the 1940s, and the afterlives of these
the height of imperialism, the men Patterson Giersch challenges these interactions in post-independence
of one age undertook field research conventional explanations by tracing India. With a focus on artists and
in territories under Japanese rule in the disempowerment of minority artist collectives working in Calcutta
pursuit of “objective” information communities to the very beginnings during these decades, Sunderason
that would justify the subjugation of China’s modern development. analyzes largely unknown and
of local peoples. In the post-war Focusing on the emergence of private dispersed archives—drawings,
era, their new fieldwork supported and state corporations in Yunnan diaries, posters, periodicals, and
Japan’s new national values of Province during the late 1800s and pamphlets, alongside paintings and
democracy, capitalism, and peace, early 1900s, Giersch reveals how prints—and insists that art as archive
but the 1968 student movement entrepreneurs centralized corporate is foundational to understanding
challenged these values, resulting power even as they expanded their modern art’s socialist affiliations dur-
in an all-encompassing attack on businesses throughout the Southwest ing India’s long decolonization. By
objectivity itself. and into Tibet, Southeast Asia, and bringing together expanding fields of
eastern China. This book reveals how South Asian art, global modernisms,
“Into the Field pays close attention
to the interplay between ideas, in- important new ideas and structures and Third World cultures, Partisan
stitutions, and individuals, setting a of power, now central to the Com- Aesthetics generates a new narrative
high standard for the history of the munist Party’s repertoire of rule and that combines political history of
social and human sciences.” oppression, were forged, not along Indian modernism, social history of
—George Steinmetz, China’s east coast, but along the postcolonial cultural criticism, and
University of Michigan nation’s internal borderlands. intellectual history of decolonization.
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A Genealogy of Dissent The Meiji Restoration The Political Theory
The Progeny of Fallen Royals W. G. Beasley, with a new of Neoliberalism
in Chosŏn Korea foreword by Michael R. Auslin Thomas Biebricher
Eugene Y. Park For Japan, the Meiji Restoration of Neoliberalism has become a dirty
In early modern Korea, the Chosŏn 1868 has something of the signifi- word. Yet the term remains neces-
state conducted an extermination cance that the French Revolution sary for understanding the varieties
campaign against the Kaesŏng has for France: it is the point from of capitalism across space and
Wang, descendants of the preced- which modern history begins. In time. Arguing that neoliberalism
ing Koryŏ dynasty. It was so this now classic work of Japanese is widely misunderstood when
thorough that most of today’s history, the late W. G. Beasley reduced to a doctrine of markets
descendants are related to a single offers a comprehensive account and economics alone, this book
survivor. Before long, however, the of the origins, development, and shows that it has a political
Chosŏn dynasty sought to bolster immediate aftermath of the events dimension that we can reconstruct
its legitimacy as the successor that restored Imperial rule to Japan. and critique. By examining the
of Koryŏ by rehabilitating the He makes the case that the origins views of state, democracy, science,
surviving Wangs—granting them of the Meiji Restoration are not and politics in the work of six
patronage for performing ancestral found in economic distress or class major figures—Eucken, Röpke,
rites and even allowing them to struggle, but in a growing sense of Rüstow, Hayek, Friedman, and
attain prestigious offices. As a national danger and national pride Buchanan—The Political Theory of
result, Koryŏ descendants came to spurred by Japan’s contacts with Neoliberalism offers the first com-
constitute elite lineages throughout the West. Nationalism provided prehensive account of the varieties
Korea. Eugene Y. Park draws on the impetus for overthrowing the of neoliberal political thought,
primary and secondary sources, Tokugawa military government and and argues that we are witnessing
interviews, and site visits to tell reuniting Japan under the Emperor an authoritarian liberalism whose
their extraordinary story. In so Meiji. Only when the Tokugawa reign has only just begun.
doing, he traces Korea’s changing were gone did their successors
“A concise, nuanced, and wide-
politics, society, and culture for turn, of necessity, to the making of ranging introduction to the leading
more than half a millennium. modern Japan, seeking strength and theorists of neoliberalism and to the
“Park uncovers the surprising inter- stability in new social patterns. role their ideas have played in recent
section of family background and economic crises.”
Originally published in 1972, this
political power, enhancing our under- new paperback edition contains a —Angus Burgin,
standing of Korean social history.” Johns Hopkins University
foreword written by Michael R. Aus-
—Donald L. Baker, lin that celebrates Beasley’s legacy. Currencies: New Thinking for
University of British Columbia Financial Times
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INTELLECTUAL
Text Technologies The Implicated Subject Being with the Dead
A History Beyond Victims and Perpetrators Burial, Ancestral Politics, and the
Elaine Treharne and Michael Rothberg Roots of Historical Consciousness
Claude Willan When it comes to historical violence Hans Ruin
The field of text technologies is a and contemporary inequality, none All humans have developed
capacious analytical framework of us are completely innocent. Argu- techniques of caring for and commu-
that focuses on all textual records ing that the familiar categories of nicating with the dead. The premise
throughout human history, from victim, perpetrator, and bystander of Being with the Dead is that we can
the earliest periods of traceable do not adequately account for our explore our lives with the dead as an
communication—perhaps as early connection to injustices past and existential a priori out of which the
as 60,000 BCE—to the present day. present, Michael Rothberg offers a basic forms of historical conscious-
At its core, it examines the material new theory of political responsibility ness emerge. Moving from mortuary
history of communication: what through the figure of the implicated rituals to literary representations,
constitutes a text, the purposes for subject. This book builds on Roth- from the problem of ancestrality to
which it is intended, how it func- berg’s previous influential work on technologies of survival and inter-
tions, and the social ends that it memory to engage in reflection and generational communication, Hans
serves. Text Technologies: A History analysis of cultural texts, archives, Ruin explores the epistemological,
will enable students and teachers to and activist movements from such ethical, and ontological dimensions
generate multiple lines of inquiry contested zones as transitional of what it means to be with the dead.
into how communication—its South Africa, contemporary Israel/ His phenomenological approach to
production, form and materiality, Palestine, post-Holocaust Europe, key sources in a range of fields gives
and reception—is crucial to any and a transatlantic realm marked by us a new perspective on the human
interpretation of culture, history, the afterlives of slavery. sciences as a whole.
and society. “A pathbreaking meditation on the “This beautifully written book is an
“Packed with thought-provoking politics and ethics of remembrance example of interdisciplinarity at its
examples and discussion, this book in our time, The Implicated Subject best, combining deft philosophical
will engage a wide range of students, shifts the discussion in a variety of argument with the insights of social
encouraging them to explore how the disciplines from the dated notions of and cultural history.”
complex interplay between creativ- guilt and innocence to the complexities —Joan Scott,
ity, communication, and technology of responsibility and accountability.” Institute for Advanced Study
shapes global cultures.” —Amir Eshel,
Stanford University Cultural Memory in the Present
—Andrew Prescott, 272 pages, 2019
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Theodor Adorno and the Who Owns the News? Defending the Public’s
Century of Negative Identity A History of Copyright Enemy
Eric Oberle Will Slauter The Life and Legacy of
Identity has become a central feature
Ramsey Clark
You can’t copyright facts, but is
of national conversations. We have news a category unto itself? With- Lonnie T. Brown, Jr.
learned to think positively in terms out legal protection for the “owner- Defending the Public’s Enemy is the
of identity when it comes to personal ship” of news, what incentive does a first book to explore the enigmatic
freedom and group membership news organization have to invest in and perplexing life and legal career
and negatively when it comes to producing quality journalism that of U.S. Attorney General Ramsey
discrimination, bias, and hate crimes. serves the public good? This book Clark. Clark’s life and work were
Drawing on Isaiah Berlin’s famous explores the intertwined histories enmeshed with some of the most
distinction between positive and of journalism and copyright law in notable people and events of the
negative liberty, this book considers the United States and Great Britain, 1960s: Martin Luther King Jr., the
the history of positive and negative revealing how shifts in technology, Watts Riots, the Voting Rights
identity and its expanding applica- government policy, and publishing Act, the Black Panthers, Muham-
tion. Eric Oberle examines how the strategy have shaped the media mad Ali. Clark worked tirelessly,
critique of racism, authoritarianism, landscape. Beginning with the especially to secure the civil rights
and hard-right agitation influenced earliest printed news publications of black Americans. Upon enter-
the self-conception of both Ameri- and ending with the Internet, Will ing the private sector, the former
cans and Germans and how a new Slauter traces these countervailing insider became one of his govern-
form of politics, based not on interest trends, offering a fresh perspective ment’s staunchest critics, providing
but on defining an Other, has shaped on debates about copyright and legal defense to internationally-
our everyday language, institutions, efforts to control the flow of news. despised figures, alleged terrorists,
and social world. reputed Nazi war criminals, and
“This history of the idea and practice
“In a work of boundless ambition of trying to control news by treat- brutal dictators.
and comparable achievement, ing it as intangible property is an
The Century of Negative Identity important and hugely timely work— The provocative life chronicled in
shows just how indebted the brilliantly researched and presented Defending the Public’s Enemy per-
Frankfurt School, particularly with real sophistication.” sonifies the contradictions at the
Adorno and Horkheimer, was to its —Lionel Bently, heart of American political history,
time in America.” University of Cambridge and our ambivalent relationship
—Corey Robin,
368 pages, 2019 with dissenters and marginalized
author of The Reactionary Mind groups, as well as those who
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352 pages, 2018 revolutionary spirit.
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Permanent Revolution The American Yawp
Reflections on Capitalism A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook
Wyatt Wells Edited by Joseph L. Locke and Ben Wright
Permanent Revolution examines “I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable / I sound my barbaric
the development and workings of yawp over the roofs of the world.”
capitalism and its influence on the —Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself,” Leaves of Grass
broader society. In this historically
grounded account, Wyatt Wells The American Yawp is a free, online, collaboratively built American history
considers economic innovation, textbook. Over 300 historians joined together to create the book they
the role of financial markets, wanted for their own students—an accessible, synthetic narrative that
the business cycle, how markets reflects the best of recent historical scholarship and provides a jumping-off
operate, and the position of labor point for discussions in the U.S. history classroom and beyond.
in capitalist economies, as well
Without losing sight of politics and power, The American Yawp incorpo-
as how capitalism affects the law,
rates transnational perspectives, integrates diverse voices, recovers narra-
politics, religion, and the arts. The
tives of resistance, and explores the complex process of cultural creation.
system of capitalism creates wealth
It looks for America in crowded slave cabins, bustling markets, congested
in new and often unexpected
tenements, and marbled halls. It navigates between maternity wards,
places, and traditional structures
prisons, streets, bars, and boardrooms. The Yawp highlights the dynamism
based on deference and long expe-
and conflict inherent in the history of the United States, while also looking
rience gradually collapse because
for the common threads that help us make sense of the past.
they no longer correspond to social
reality. Permanent Revolution As part of a new publishing strand in U.S. history, Stanford University
argues that much of the diversity, Press has issued a fully peer-reviewed and updated edition of The
liberty, and flexibility we associate American Yawp. It is accessible online as an open educational resource
with modern society are the and is available as a low-cost print textbook, published in two volumes.
product of capitalist development.
Learn more at americanyawp.com.
Capitalism, Wells concludes, is an
extraordinarily dynamic system “A thorough, compelling introduction to American history that can be used
that produces immense wealth in virtually any course.”
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Black Quotidian
Everyday History in African-American Newspapers
Matthew F. Delmont
Black Quotidian explores everyday lives of African Americans in
the twentieth century. Drawing on an archive of digitized African-
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The Chinese Deathscape


Grave Reform in Modern China
Edited by Thomas S. Mullaney
In the past decade alone, more than ten million corpses have
been exhumed and reburied across the Chinese landscape. In this
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Constructing the Sacred


Visibility and Ritual Landscape at the Egyptian
Necropolis of Saqqara
Elaine Sullivan
Utilizing 3D technologies, Constructing the Sacred addresses
ancient ritual landscape from a unique perspective to examine
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Saqqara, Egypt. Flipping the top-down view prevalent in archeol-
Available Spring 2020 ogy to a more human-centered perspective, Elaine Sullivan
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